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Karin Baedeker

Abstract Painter

Karin Baedeker is German, born and raised in Bergkirchen in the Bavarian countryside. She lives between the city of Munich and Bergkirchen.

She studied art history at the LMU in Munich, and during her university years lived between Munich, Bamberg, and Hamburg.

Her art is abstract, she loves to play with colors and shapes of natural and non-natural elements, a peculiarity of his technique is the use of a palette knife and potatoes to create writings and different layers on the canvas.

Works

She is currently working on the following projects: a series of old farms in the countryside near Munich, which you can find in the gallery dedicated to her (below); we are organizing together a painting workshop for adults, which will take place in July in the garden of his country house and is also immersed in the design and subsequent installation of a private ceramic fountain in post-modern style

The passage of time

The power of nature

Single Works

 
 
 
 
Events
  1. 1989 - Touren in Munich: with three other friends she founded a tourist agency that organized artistic tours in the city of Munich, which was very successful.

  2. 1997-2000: Painting with children: painting workshop for children of all ages, held on a weekly basis.

  3. 2001 - MEMORY game: charity project, reinterpretation of the MEMORY board game using paintings and drawings created by children.

  4. 2010: Postcards project: workshop carried out in collaboration with elementary school children for the creation of postcards sold for charity.

  5. 26 August-1 September 2017: Painting workshop in Greece for adults organized in the island of Alonissos.

 
Bio

Karin Baedeker is German, born and raised in Bergkirchen in the Bavarian countryside. She lives between the city of Munich and Bergkirchen.

She studied art history at the LMU in Munich, and during her university years, she lived between Munich, Bamberg, and Hamburg.

She paints and plays with colors for as long as she can remember, her mother was a sculptor who graduated from the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, and her father a creative architect.

Karin decided to embark on an artistic journey after a trip to Italy with her parents at the age of sixteen, remaining fascinated by the mosaics of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna.

During her studies, together with three other friends and classmates, she founded an agency that organizes private guided tours of the city of Munich, which was immediately a great success, especially among people interested in discovering the artistic side of the city.

Thanks to her agency she also began a collaboration with the tourism office of the city of Munich, until she joined the Munich office for international relations.

Currently, she still works for the city of Munich and she is part of the marketing team and in particular deals with maintaining relations with the Chinese media.

She also curated and published a tourist guide (“Munich on tour”) with the German publishing house Polyglott, whose last reprint is dated 2019.

This interest in the world of travel is not accidental, as the Baedeker family from 1842 was one of the first German publishing houses to publish travel guides, revolutionizing travel literature in the nineteenth century, making German readers independent from foreign guides.

Her art is abstract, she loves to play with colors and shapes of natural and non-natural elements, a peculiarity of her technique is the use of a palette knife and potatoes to create writings and different layers on the canvas.

Karin does not like perfection, idyllic and plastic art, which is why she literally loves "scratching" the canvas to create an overlay of shapes and colors.

The artists from which she draws most inspiration are Cezanne, Klee, Gabriele Münter, the American Cytwombly, and Matisse.